Tag Archive for OC Register

The Principled John Seiler

I’ll start this post by wishing Alan Bock a speedy recovery; Alan’s personal blog mentioned he’s dealing with a health issue that will keep him out of work for a few months but the prognosis for a successful recovery is good and we wish Alan well.  In Alan’s place, John Seiler has returned to the…

Grand Jury Exposes Santa Ana City Council…Now What!

The Orange County Grand Jury issues a report regarding the sweetheart contract given to Cordoba Corporation, despite being the lowest rated bidder by city staff. You can read about it HERE. I wish I could say I am shocked, but I am not, this is the culture of the City Council of Santa Ana. I know people say “pay to play” goes on all the time in politics, but Santa Ana’s elected officials at the city and school board levels have repeatedly shown it does not take much to play if you are a connected yet flawed company.

The Devil in the Details of the CUSD Strike

I’ve been writing about Capistrano Unified School District and the struggles with our current Board of Trustees. The teachers went on strike Thursday even as talks began regarding the contract imposed by the CUSD Board of Trustees.

The details are important because they seem to be getting lost in translation between the media, the administration, the union and the parents. The issue is that Teachers are willing to take pay cuts, they just don’t want them to be permanent. There are other issues as well, which I’ve written about but the real issue is the board, who funded their race and the ultimate goal of a number of organizations to privatize our public education system.

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson Wins Peabody Award

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, former Capitol reporter for the OC Register, is among the winners of the 2009 George Foster Peabody Awards for her “precise, courageous and often moving accounts” from Afghanistan. Nelson left the Register in 2006 to open National Public Radio’s Afghanistan bureau. The prestigious international award recognizes achievement and public service in radio, TV and…

LA Times and Capitol Weekly Team up on New State Political Blog

The LA Times and Capitol Weekly have launched a new blog aimed at covering California politics.  Which means they’ll go after Republicans and Democrats alike, and not just Democrats and public unions a la the Register’s editorial pages or Steven Greenhut’s new venture. Check out the new site here. Anthony York, editor of the Capitol…

Campbell’s lies about the House Health Care Reform bill

The OCRegister published Congressman John Campbell’s OP-ED full of lies about the House Health Care Reform bill today. I wonder if they will print a fact check? Odds are, they won’t bother. To start Campbell claims: This bill is 2,032 pages of a pure and unadulterated government takeover of health care. The total package would cost…

OC’s Scariest Bloggers

It’s time for All Hallow’s Eve and another rendition of OC’s Scariest Bloggers; this is an informal list we talk about at Drinking Liberally and we’re expanding it a bit to include regular commenters. We’ll count it down… #10  Adam Probolsky– A blogger for both Red County and Flash Report and the winner of the…